Samuel Swauger


Listen to the audio version read by Sean Mahoney.

You who hear in disbanded prose
Unbroken by rules of art
A sweet chocolate symphony
Walk a wet city street.
A storefront washed in neon
Reflects in leather eyes.
Windows flash shiny trinkets,
And old folding knives.
Pale hands, red-tipped,
Dive in plastic bins and
Pluck out a rusty watch.
Now it ticks quietly on your wrist
And the wild torrents of its heart
Say "I love you."


Samuel Swauger is an author and poet originally from Baltimore, Maryland. He his website is